Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys, is a visual and performance art exhibition, which engages with the bright and playful lens of the circus to metaphorically serve as a view into the human psyche. The work is inspired by Carl Jung’s theory of the shadow and creatively explores the darker side of the human psyche in a dreamy realm of visual and performance art.
Not My Circus Not My Monkeys is a cathartic and immersive experience, where the audience interacts with and recognises themselves through the work, where they can learn to dance, laugh, and, play with their own shadow.
The exhibition was held at 6 pm on Friday the 21st of October 2022, at CoLab 2, 3 Cower Mews White Gum Valley. The Silly Town Circus was a fun-filled evening of visual delights, monkeying around, live music and performance, and original Silly Town Circus art, and merchandise for sale.
Blake Poole's exhibition was a great success with nearly all his artworks sold on the opening night.
Guests enjoyed the gallery, a garden party, firepit, projections and warm soup.
It was a great event utilising all SHACs facilities.
A fab event that got our neighbourhood and community out on a cold wet night. The fires, lit umbrellas and hot chai made it a homely 'backyard' feeling gathering. The projections were perfect - colourful, meaningful and mesmerizing. The soundscape added a vital element and was technically excellent.
By popular demand the successful Goddess Rising exhibition has been extended until the 30th May.
Marvel at Margarita Leon's handmade and selectively handcrafted and sculpted headwear - works of art that embody the inner beauty and power of the feminine.
SHAC CoLab2 Gallery (upstairs) Cower Mews, White Gum Valley.
Ilsa’s exhibition contains recycled antique purses in various shapes and sizes. Some are wall mounted on found blocks of wood. Brightly painted in reds, yellow, greens and blue hues, they give an optimistic happy atmosphere. Each one seems to stand like a light-reflecting colourful jewel.
The refinement and fluidity of these purses speak with the gridding meshwork of the material and they flow like cascades off the wall mounts.
Ilsa speaks of her works as symbols of the philosophical and psychological processes of women’s enmeshment in the differing facets and structures of societal living.
Small ceramic sculptures are also on display. Pinch pots that have been formed with no plan or conscious thought. The making of these glowing carmine painted pots Ilsa says is a process of self-healing and self–nourishment. From the inner to the outer,the philosophy of mind body connection. For her this is all about self-discovery, exploration and self connectedness; keys to her inner growth.
An interesting, thought provoking collection of small artworks, personal but unsentimental.
Clowning 101 with Lynda Moylan and Gaea Anastas. Live on Saturday morning as part of SHAC's Incubate Programme. Check the website www.shacfreo.com/shac-incubate-2020 for the full weekend schedule.
Fiona Gavino's 'soft' socially distanced artwork exhibition opening, with Josh Wilson. Featuring SHAC Gallery's new hanging system.
SHAC is a group of Fremantle based artists living as an co-operative housing group